- Walmart Canada more than tripled its preorders of Tesla Semi trucks, increasing its reservations to 130 vehicles.
- The company intends to electrify 20% of its fleet by 2022, and to run its entire fleet on alternative power by 2028.
- Tesla originally said the Semi would be available in 2019, but now says deliveries will start next year.
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In recent weeks, headlines in the electric-truck space have been filled with Nikola — a startup contending with fraud allegations, a Department of Justice inquiry, the exit of its controversial founder, and a plummeting share price.
But look a little further and the Tesla Semi, currently the subject of a lawsuit from Nikola over patent infringement, just upped its order count.
Walmart Canada announced Tuesday that it had more than tripled its reservations of the electric 18-wheelers, upping its total number of Semi orders to 130.